REWIND - A Week of Quotes and Cartoons

Quotes of the Day and Toons of the Day for the week January 13 - 19, 2013
January 19, 2013

 

SUNDAY
 
Quote of the Day
January 13, 2012
 
'... the people who need to leave are the settlers who have taken over the land, because the Palestinians have the right to stay on their land.'
 
Mustafa Barghouthi. secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative and  member of the Palestinian Parliament, one of some 200 Palestinians and international peace activists who set up 21 tents at a site near Jerusalem Friday in protest of the Israeli demolition and settlement plans.
 
January 12, 2012
 
 
 
Toon of the Day
 
New York Times
 
 
MONDAY
 
Quote of the Day
January 14, 2012
 
'It is disturbing - to say the least - how [Prime Minister David] Cameron has led Britain into Mali's conflict without even a pretence at consultation. Troops will not be sent, we are told; but the term "mission creep" exists for a reason, and an escalation could surely trigger deeper British involvement. The West has a terrible record of aligning itself with the most dubious of allies: the side we have picked are far from human-rights- loving democrats... It is the responsibility of all of us to scrutinise what our governments do in our name; if we cannot learn that from Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, then it is hopeless.'
 
Owen Jones
January 14, 2013
 
 
Toon of the Day
 
Tom Toles - Washington Post
 
 
TUESDAY
 
Quote of the Day
January 15, 2012
 
'There's a battle going on right now, a battle to define everything that happens on the Internet in terms of traditional things that the law understands. Is sharing a video on BitTorrent like shoplifting from a movie store? Or is it like loaning a videotape to a friend? Is reloading a webpage over and over again like a peaceful virtual sit-in or a violent smashing of shop windows? Is the freedom to connect like freedom of speech or like the freedom to murder?'
 
Pioneering computer programmer and cyber activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life Friday at the age of 26 Quoted by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! Interview with Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig, a founding board member of Creative Commons.
 
January 13, 2012
 
 
Toon of the Day
 
Jeff Stahler
 
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Quote of the Day
January 16, 2012
 
'... Today's globalization is characterized by two massively transformative forces: first, the free flow of capital and second, the global sourcing of goods and services, both of which play a key role in opening up the world. And, in their wake, globalization is being defined by a third force: our capacity to communicate instantaneously with anyone, anywhere in the world. Of course, there is a huge and as-yet-inconclusive debate about the difference new media made to the Arab Spring-but what is undeniable is that, with the Internet, mobile phones, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube unlocking an infinite set of opportunities for people on one continent to talk to people on another, we can never return to the times a decade ago when, in many countries, sentries stood over fax machines to prevent outside influences from infiltrating their nation.
 
'And it is this, our ability to know, share, and compare knowledge and experience across old barriers and all frontiers, that is now showing it has the potential to radicalize a new generation.'
 
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown MP, 
co-convenor of the High Level Panel for Education
and the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education
 
January 14, 2012
 
 
Tooon of the Day
 
David Horsey - Los Angeles Times
 
THURSDAY
 
Quote of the Day
January 17, 2012
 
'The policies that made the global monarchs so rich are the policies squeezing everyone else. This is not what the theory predicted. Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman and their disciples - in a thousand business schools, the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD and just about every modern government - have argued that the less governments tax the rich, defend workers and redistribute wealth, the more prosperous everyone will be. Any attempt to reduce inequality would damage the efficiency of the market, impeding the rising tide that lifts all boats. The apostles have conducted a 30-year global experiment, and the results are now in. Total failure.'
 
George Monbiot
January 16, 2013
 
 
Toon of the Day
 
Gary Trudeau
 
 
FRIDAY
 
Quote of the Day
January 18, 2013
 
'In an interview with NPR, Whole Foods CEO and self-professed libertarian John Mackey revived his previous criticism of Obamacare - but this time, with a new twist. While Mackey incorrectly denounced the landmark health reform law as "socialism" in a controversial 2009 Wall Street Journal op-ed, the multimillionaire CEO has revised his assessment and now considers Obamacare - also incorrectly - to be closer to "fascism":
 
     "Technically speaking, it's more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn't own the means of production, but they do control it, and that's what's happening with our healthcare programs and these reforms."
 
'Although fascist nations do often control their "means of production," Mackey seems to have forgotten that they usually utilize warfare, forced mass mobilization of the public, and politically- motivated violence against their own peoples to achieve their ends. By contrast, Obamacare regulates some of the insurance industry's shoddiest practices and imposes a small tax penalty on Americans who refuse to purchase government- subsidized private insurance.'
 
Sy Mukherjee
January 17, 2013
 
 
Toon of the Day
 
Ben Sargent
 
 
SATURDAY
 
Quote of the Day
January 19, 2012
 
'... the administration's willingness to limit cost-of- living increases for Social Security recipients will have a far greater impact on black and Latino senior citizens, boosting poverty. After a lifetime of what are often lower wages, higher-cost borrowing and a limited ability to save, 26 percent of black seniors and 25 percent of Latino seniors depend on Social Security for 100 percent of their income, compared to about 14 percent of white retirees, a December 2012 Economic Policy Institute analysis found. '
 
Janell Ross
'Obama Needs A Plan To Help Black America, Say Activists, Economists'
January 18, 2012
 
 
Toon of the Day
 
Matt Wuerker - Politico

 

January 20, 2013